Darrius Barnes

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Darrius Barnes
Darius Barnes cropped 2011.jpg
Barnes in 2011
Personal information
Full name Dalton Antwan Barnes
Date of birth (1986-12-24) December 24, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
New York Cosmos
Number 25
Youth career
2005–2008 Duke Blue Devils
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Raleigh CASL Elite 11 (2)
2007–2008 Cary RailHawks U23's 27 (1)
2009–2016 New England Revolution 129 (2)
2017– New York Cosmos 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 27, 2017.

Darrius Barnes (born December 24, 1986) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League.


Youth and College[edit]

Barnes played high school soccer at Southeast Raleigh High School, in Raleigh, North Carolina.[citation needed] He started for Varsity all four years. His senior year he helped his team to reach the conference finals and defeat a tough Broughton High School team to claim the school's first ever conference championship. His merits include TAAC All-Conference 2005.[citation needed]

Barnes played college soccer at Duke University. During his college years Barnes also played with Raleigh CASL Elite and Cary RailHawks U23's in the USL Premier Development League.[1]


Barnes was drafted in the third round (40th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution. He made his professional debut on 21 March 2009, in New England's first game of the 2009 MLS season against the San Jose Earthquakes.[2] He became the second rookie in the history of MLS to play every minute of every game, following in the footsteps of former Revs center back Michael Parkhurst, who was the first to accomplish the feat in 2005.

Following his release from New England at the end of the 2016 season, Barnes joined NASL side New York Cosmos on March 24, 2017.[3]


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